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Insurrection, Corruption & Murder in Early Vermont

During America's Early Republic, the pastoral villages and forests of Vermont were anything but peaceful. Conflict raged along the Canadian border, as international tensions prompted Thomas Jefferson to ban American exports to France and Great Britain. Some Vermonters turned to smuggling. Federal seizure of a boat called the "Black Snake" went deadly wrong--three men were killed that day, and another died later in the state's first hanging execution. The outbreak of the War of 1812 brought thousands of troops, along with drunkenness, disease and a general disregard of civil rights, including the imposition of extra-legal military trials. Using his extensive knowledge of the law, author Gary Shattuck sheds new light on this riotous era.

Gary G. Shattuck, H. Nicholas Muller III

Gary Shattuck is a retired federal prosecutor. He graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School and is currently pursuing a master's degree in military history, concentrating on the American Revolution, researching and writing about historical events from a legal perspective. He was recently elected as a member of the Fort Ticonderoga Association, and has made numerous presentations for the National Park Service, the Massachusetts Historical Society and several other historical societies.

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